Category: RTM News Reel Written by Huffington Post
Facing threats of national boycotts from Latino groups and a slew of online petitions, Whole Foods announced Friday that the organic grocery chain has revised its employee language policy following the suspension of two Spanish-speaking Albuquerque employees.
Whole Foods Market Inc. Co-CEO Walter Robb said in a blog post Friday...
Last Updated on Monday, 17 June 2013 08:37
Category: RTM News Reel Written by News One
In a desperate attempt to avoid bankruptcy, Detroit’s Emergency Financial Manager, Kevyn Orr, announced the financially ailing city’s plan to immediately stop paying down $2.5 billion of its $18.5 billion of long-term debt.
“Detroit’s road to recovery begins today,” Orr told a room full of nearly 150 of the city’s creditors. “Financial mismanagement, a shrinking population, a dwindling tax base and other factors over the last 45 years have brought Detroit to the brink of financial and operational ruin.”
Orr, a bankruptcy attorney hired by Michigan to assist with the Motor City’s finical woes, said creditors could expect to be paid less than 10 cents on the dollar. “Our plan is bold because aggressive action is required to get Detroit back on its feet and improve the quality of life for the people who call Detroit home,” said Orr.
Last Updated on Monday, 17 June 2013 10:11
Category: RTM News Reel Written by News One
Kardashian and the baby, which was delivered five weeks early, are reportedly in good health. Sources close to the entertainment news site say that Kardashian started having contractions Friday night and went into labor Saturday morning.
The reality TV’s boyfriend, Kanye West, was by her side the whole time. West canceled his appearance at his own record release party last night after KK told him she was feeling “a little off.”
The little bundle of joy is the couple’s first child.
Last Updated on Sunday, 16 June 2013 12:19
Category: RTM News Reel Written by Roz Edward, National Content Director
In case you missed one of the most aniticpated events of the spring/summer season at one of the country's most beautiful outdoor venues -- Patti Austin wsg Althea Rene, Wednesday, June 12 -- you can still get in on the remainder of the Chene Park's prestigious musical line-up. The season opened with inspiring performances from Kendrick Lamar on his The good kid, m.A.A.d city World Tour featuring Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul and Jay Rock on Wednesday, June 5. And on Satuday, June 8, the folks at Chene Park took it to the next level with the Guy Reunion Tour with special guest SWV and Al B. Sure.
Michigan Chronicle staff recently visited the spectacular venue to see first hand opening-day preparations for the six-thousand seat amphiteater on the banks of the Detroit River. We spoke with The Right Productions, Inc., award-winning CEO, Shahida Mausi, who manages the parks operation an aksed her about the 203 season.
See exclsuive video below:
See the rest of the summer lineup below:
Tamia wsg Eric Roberson and Bilal, Wednesday, June 19
Summer Jamz presented by Hot 107.5 Saturday June 22
B-52's & Go-Go's, Tuesday, June 25
David Sanborn & Bob James, Wednesday, June 26
Anthony Hamilton & Fantasia, Friday, June 28
Spyro Gyro & Swing Out Sister, Wednesday, July 3
Men of Soul starring Jeffrey Osborne, Peabo Bryson, Freddie Jackson, & Howard Hewett, Saturday July 6
The Ultimate White Party, Sunday, July 7
Soul of Summer with Sheila E/Johnathan Butler & Elan Trotman, Wednesday, July 10
Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds & Rachelle Ferrell, Saturday, July 13
SOS Band & Rose Royce, Wednesday, July 17
Brian Culbertson wsg Kimmie Horne, Wednesday July 24
TGT: Tyrese, Ginuwine, & Tank, Sunday, July 28
Rahsaan Patterson & Kindred the Family Soul, Wednesday, July 31
DeAngelo & Erykah Badu, Sunday, August 4
Will Downing wsg Maurissa Rose, Wednesday, August 7
Ramsey Lewis & Dee Dee Bridgewater, Wednesday, August 14
Sergio Mendez, Wednesday, August 21
Michael McDonald & Toto, Sunday, August 2
Last Updated on Sunday, 16 June 2013 13:44
Category: RTM News Reel Written by AJ Williams, Chronicle Web Editor
On Friday, the President will host a Father’s Day luncheon in the State Dining Room to celebrate the importance of strong families and mentorship. He will be joined by fathers and their children as well as students and leaders from the Becoming a Man (BAM) program at Hyde Park Academy in Chicago, many of whom the President met in his February visit to the school.
11:30AM THE PRESIDENT hosts a Father’s Day Luncheon
State Dining Room
· The Father’s Day luncheon will be an opportunity to continue the national conversation that the President started early in his first term around the vital role fathers have in their families and their communities.
· Following the luncheon, students in the BAM program will participate in an off the record discussion and mentorship roundtable with Administration staff. This meeting is a follow up from the President’s private discussion with sixteen students enrolled in BAM program in February following the State of the Union. The Chicago visit underscored the President’s proposal to build ladders of opportunity for America’s children and families. This includes supporting the critical role fathers play in enhancing the intellectual, emotional, and financial well-being of their sons and daughters and the key function mentors play in their communities.
Background on Becoming A Man Program (B.A.M.)
B.A.M., founded by the non-profit Youth Guidance, is a school-based counseling, mentoring, violence prevention and educational enrichment program that promotes social, emotional and behavioral competencies in at-risk male youth. B.A.M.’s curriculum addresses six core values: integrity, accountability, self-determination, positive anger expression, visionary goal-setting and respect for women, as each value relates to personal and academic success.
Results of the University of Chicago’s Crime Lab’s rigorous study of the program found that B.A.M. participation significantly increased school engagement and performance and increased future graduation rates by 10-23%. B.A.M. participation also reduced violent-crime arrests by 44%, weapons crime and vandalism by 36% and the likelihood of attending school in a juvenile justice setting by 53%.
Last Updated on Friday, 14 June 2013 09:51
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